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Cyclist among vineyards in the evening atmosphere

Central Alsace

German Rhine & Alsatian Wine

8 Days / 7 Nights
Medium
Cyclist among vineyards in the evening atmosphere

On this beautiful route, you will discover the beauty of the landscapes and villages on the German side before crossing the Rhine and cycling along the Wine Route through Alsace. It takes you to the heart of Strasbourg, Freiburg and Colmar, three charming towns where you can admire an exceptionally rich architectural and cultural heritage. You will cross the German and French vineyards and have the opportunity to enjoy a cellar tour or a wine tasting that will undoubtedly awaken your palate.

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Itinerary at a glance

Arrival in Strasbourg and an opportunity for individual free sightseeing. Get to know the Gothic cathedral and the historic centre, which has been declared a World Heritage Site.

From Strasbourg, you cross the magnificent "Jardin des Deux Rives" and reach Kehl, where your route begins on the German bank of the Rhine. An easy and completely flat stage where you can discover the Rhine forest and the pretty villages along the Rhine.

Pleasant cycle paths took you through charming villages to Riegel and Emmendigen. A few more kilometres through the Landwasser forest and you will reach the city of Freiburg, capital of the Breisgau region. From the top of the Schlossberg you can watch the sunset over the roofs of the city and enjoy a beautiful panorama of the Vosges Mountains.

Take the "Breisgau Cycle Path" to the border town of Breisach. You can admire the cathedral, the town centre and the picturesque streets. On the French side, immerse yourself in the history of the 17th and 18th centuries by visiting Neuf-Brisach, the stronghold of Vauban, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, you will reach Colmar, the capital of Alsatian wines. Be sure to stroll through the excellently preserved old town and visit the Unterlinden Museum, which houses the Issenheim Altar, a masterpiece of Western art.

After a last walk through the medieval streets, you leave Colmar for the vineyards. During the day, you will discover beautiful villages: Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr. These pearls of the wine route bask among the vineyards of the Grands Crus of Alsace.

Today, there are still some very pretty villages and a route that winds between the Vosges and the vineyards, on a gentle cycle path far from any traffic to take full advantage of the exceptional panorama. You will pass through Hunawihr, Ribeauville and Bergheim, recently voted "Village préféré des Francais", before arriving in Andlau, Barr or Obernai.

In Rosheim, discover the church of Saints-Pierre-et-Paul, one of the jewels of Alsatian Romanesque architecture. In Molsheim, you will come across the Bruche Canal cycle path, which will take you to the heart of Strasbourg. The reunion with the European capital, its art of living and gastronomy will round off your stay in style.

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08
Departure or extension

Itinerary at a glance

The delightful historic centre of Strasbourg marks the fantastic start of the tour. Equally beautiful is a sunset from the Schlossberg in Freiburg. Afterward, Colmar and the many wine villages of Alsace await your visit.

Arrival in Strasbourg and an opportunity for individual free sightseeing. Get to know the Gothic cathedral and the historic centre, which has been declared a World Heritage Site.

From Strasbourg, you cross the magnificent "Jardin des Deux Rives" and reach Kehl, where your route begins on the German bank of the Rhine. An easy and completely flat stage where you can discover the Rhine forest and the pretty villages along the Rhine.

Pleasant cycle paths took you through charming villages to Riegel and Emmendigen. A few more kilometres through the Landwasser forest and you will reach the city of Freiburg, capital of the Breisgau region. From the top of the Schlossberg you can watch the sunset over the roofs of the city and enjoy a beautiful panorama of the Vosges Mountains.

Take the "Breisgau Cycle Path" to the border town of Breisach. You can admire the cathedral, the town centre and the picturesque streets. On the French side, immerse yourself in the history of the 17th and 18th centuries by visiting Neuf-Brisach, the stronghold of Vauban, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, you will reach Colmar, the capital of Alsatian wines. Be sure to stroll through the excellently preserved old town and visit the Unterlinden Museum, which houses the Issenheim Altar, a masterpiece of Western art.

After a last walk through the medieval streets, you leave Colmar for the vineyards. During the day, you will discover beautiful villages: Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr. These pearls of the wine route bask among the vineyards of the Grands Crus of Alsace.

Today, there are still some very pretty villages and a route that winds between the Vosges and the vineyards, on a gentle cycle path far from any traffic to take full advantage of the exceptional panorama. You will pass through Hunawihr, Ribeauville and Bergheim, recently voted "Village préféré des Francais", before arriving in Andlau, Barr or Obernai.

In Rosheim, discover the church of Saints-Pierre-et-Paul, one of the jewels of Alsatian Romanesque architecture. In Molsheim, you will come across the Bruche Canal cycle path, which will take you to the heart of Strasbourg. The reunion with the European capital, its art of living and gastronomy will round off your stay in style.

Day
08
Departure or extension

Route Information

Medium

A slight-challenging bike tour. You cycle mostly on bike paths and sometimes on side streets with less traffic. Two stages are a little bit hilly.

Prices and dates

Category: 3***- and 4**** hotels

Prices per person in EUR

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Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English, French) except Sundays and bank holidays
  • Luggage transfer
  • Best developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Strasbourg train station
  • Airport Strasbourg, Basel/Mulhouse or Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden
  • Public parking, costs approx. EUR 60 / week, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Best developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • Own signposting
  • GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Strasbourg train station
  • Airport Strasbourg, Basel/Mulhouse or Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden
  • Public parking, costs approx. EUR 50 per week, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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